Initiative: Expanding Top-Level Domain (TLD) Performance Monitoring In Africa
For the last decade, Africa has been undergoing a digital transformation. As more businesses and organizations move to digital platforms, it is important to ensure that critical services provided by TLD registry operators, including domain name resolution, are reliable. ICANN monitors the availability and performance of the Domain Name System (DNS) and Registration Data Directory Service (RDDS) of TLDs and makes this information available to registry operators to assist in detecting and addressing potential incidents impacting these services.
Deploy by June 2023 two new monitoring probe nodes for ICANN’s Service Level Agreement Monitoring (SLAM) system in locations in the African region with large population densities and high percentages of Internet users
Enhance the SLAM probe node network by ensuring probe nodes within Africa are able to monitor IPv4 and IPv6 transport offered by registry operators in their DNS and RDDS services by June 2024